South Shore Locavores

Calling all Locavores

Join us! Everyone is welcome.

Where does your food come from? How does it get to you? How healthy is it? How can you support local farmers and food producers through your food purchases?

The Kingston Public Library and edible South Shore & South Coast have teamed up to host an ongoing series of programs about the phenomenon of “eating locally.” Please join us in the discovery of our local food. 

This year, the series is also hosted by the Kingston Council on Aging and the Kingston Public Library Foundation as part of a new collaboration.

Next up: 

We hope you had a great summer, and we hope you’re ready to join us as the South Shore Locavores programs start up again. This season, we’ll be meeting every third Thursday from September through May, with the exception of December.

We kick off the season this coming Thursday with Navigating Your Supermarket 101 with Mimi Maxwell  on September 15th, 2016.

Mimi Maxwell

Mimi Maxwell

What are your concerns when shopping to feed yourself and your family? Take a virtual walk through the aisles as we learn about truth in labeling, GMOs, Organics, Nutritional Data and more. We’ll move from center aisles to the perimeter where we’ll discuss what it means for meat to be called “natural” (Hint: it may not be what you think!), how to shop for sustainable fish, and why some produce is on “the dirty dozen” list, and which ones made “the clean 15.” You’ll leave with tips, hints and resources to make your shopping experience simpler and quicker.

Mimi Maxwell is a Massachusetts native who traveled to the west coast where she fell in love, had babies and earned a culinary degree. She and her family moved back to the South Shore almost 30 years ago to winterize and settle into her grandparents’ summer cottage.  When she’s not tending to her front yard garden she’s doting on her hens or cooking for her giant Irish-American family.

Here’s a glimpse of the rest of the season. More details to follow.

October 20, 2016   Composting 101 with Karen Kullas

November 17, 2016   Pie-Making Marathon III

January 19, 2017   Queen Bee Honey

February 16, 2017    Raising and processing chickens, with David Pepe.

March 16, 2017   Pigs, Glorious Pigs, with Sam and Amy Hainer

April 20, 2017       All about Fermentation, with Linda Davey

May 18, 2017    Backyard Grilling, with Paula Marcoux

(Please note that the monthly topics sometimes change if there are circumstances we can’t control.)

The South Shore Locavores series — a collaboration between the Kingston Public Library and edible South Shore & South Coast magazine — looks at what it means to eat locally. The series has been running since January 2010. The series is also hosted by the Kingston Council on Aging.

Programs will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Kingston Senior Center, 30 Evergreen Street (behind the Town House, and to the left).

Please let us know if you’d like to be a speaker at any of the programs or would like to offer a door prize.

Love to cook? Please feel free to bring a dish to share to any of the gatherings. There will be time at the beginning and end of each meeting for Munching and Mingling.

TEAM UP AGAINST HUNGER: In an effort to help fight hunger on the South Shore, we will be collecting non-perishable foods at the beginning of each gathering to donate to the Greater Plymouth Food Distribution Center.  If you can, please bring a can.

Would you like to be more closely involved with the SSL sessions? There are various ways you could help with preparing or running the sessions. If you’re interested in volunteering, let us know.

The gatherings are free. However, if you are able, donations of $0 to $10 will be gratefully accepted to help cover expenses. Any surplus will be used towards library book purchases.

Gather with us at 7:00pm
Council on Aging’s Senior Center
30 Evergreen Street, Kingston MA 02364

Besides the terrific speakers and demos, we’ll provide thorough topic-related resource lists complied by the Kingston Public Library for each session.

See complete list here.

If you’d like to be added to the SSL mailing list please send your email address to Sia Stewart at

What folks are saying:

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Click here to peruse some of our past gatherings




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